We often tend to box history up into nice little segments we can understand a bit better. However, sometimes we might then forget that history is in fact a continuous narrative, and actions taken in one period can have an impact centuries down the line. Case in point: the Crusader States which came into being after the First Crusade. They were influenced by the existence of cities such as Antioch and Alexandria and the Hellenisation of the Middle East we’ve seen in our narrative. The story of the Crusader States is every bit as fascinating as the post-Alexander world of fourteen centuries earlier. So, without further ado, here’s Alejandro from the History of the Outre Mer to tell you about his show on the subject!